COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information & Support

Northland Community & Technical College and the Minnesota State System Office are closely monitoring the developing situation related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to taking steps necessary to protect the health and well-being of our students, our faculty, and our staff.

This page is intended to provide information about COVID-19 as it relates directly to Northland. This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the most up-to-date information, check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health, and the North Dakota Department of Health.

As of this date, this information is correct. Please check back frequently as this is a dynamic and fluid situation. We also recommend you monitor your Northland email daily to receive all updates.

Welcome back to spring semester at Northland!

Welcome back to spring semester at Northland

Many answers to students’ questions are provided here. Be sure to check your college email and D2L Brightspace announcements frequently for instructions and guidance from faculty and staff. Visit our FAQ section for answers to many frequently asked questions.

If you are new to online learning, see the online learning and technology resources. We've also compiled a list of mental health and wellness resources.

Remember that you are not going through this alone, and the Northland community is here to support you!


Updated 03/26/2020, at 1:40 p.m.

  • Classes, including online classes as well as clinical and field experience courses, are suspended until Sunday, March 29.
  • Classes will resume on Monday, March 30. At that time, all classes will be offered either online or through an alternative delivery formats. Students: Your instructors will be reaching out to you with more information. Learn more »
  • Spring commencement ceremonies have been cancelled. We are currently considering creative alternatives for celebrating our graduates and will share updates as soon as possible. All other events of more than 10 people have also been cancelled. This approach will be reviewed and adjusted as new information emerges. Please refer to the Latest News & Announcements on this page for more details about specific events.
  • All employees who are able to work remotely are required to do so starting Friday, March 20.
  • All College-related travel is suspended, both internationally and out of state. There are no restrictions on personal travel, but students, faculty and staff who visit a Level 3 country are asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Updated 04/01/2020, at 9:30 p.m.

We know you have questions, and we hope many of them are answered below. But we recognize these FAQs may not address all of your concerns. Please know that we will be updating this page frequently as more information becomes available.

See Frequently Asked Questions »

Latest News & Announcements

Read about the latest decisions being made and the actions being taken in preparation for COVID-19.

MARCH 27, 2020

Chancellor Video Update to Students

Chancellor Video Update to Faculty and Staff

MARCH 26, 2020

Northland Message to Students re: Classes Resume at Northland on Monday, March 30!

MARCH 25, 2020

Chancellor Letter to Students re: Governor's "Stay At Home" Order

Chancellor Letter to Faculty and Staff re: Governor's "Stay At Home" Order

March 23, 2020

Minnesota State COVID-19 Video Update

See all News & Announcements »


The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are some general precautions you should always take to prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Do not go to work or class.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Information about COVID-19 »

For the latest updates on the Coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

More CDC information about travel-related advisories can be found on the CDC website.



Updated 03/27/2020, at 12:00 p.m.

Due to the "Stay At Home" order issued by Minnesota Governor Walz, all Northland campuses are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Northland students, faculty and staff are welcome on campus using select entrances. Please see campus entrance signage for more details.

Building Hours

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Media Inquiries

Members of the news media should contact Northland Marketing & Communications with any questions about Northland’s response to COVID-19.

Chad Sperling
Director Of Marketing & Communications
(218) 793-2436